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Brind'Amour Named Finalist for Selke Trophy

Tuesday, 05.1.2007 / 1:25 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Brind\'Amour Named Finalist for Selke Trophy
Carolina Hurricanes captain won 2005-06 award for best defensive forward

RALEIGH, NC—The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes captain Rod Brind'Amour has been named one of three finalists for the 2006-07 Frank J. Selke Trophy. Last season, Brind’Amour won the award which is given annually to the NHL’s top defensive forward.

Brind’Amour finished the 2006-07 season ranked second among all NHL forwards with a 59.2 faceoff-win percentage, and ranked third among league forwards, averaging 23:19 of ice time per game. The 36-year-old led the Hurricanes in shorthanded ice time, skating an average of 3:37 per game with the opposition on the power play. Carolina’s penalty kill finished the season ranked tied for sixth in the NHL, stymieing 84.6 percent of opponents’ power-plays, and clicked at an 86.1 percent rate with Brind’Amour in the lineup. The Hurricanes’ penalty kill managed to kill just 17 of 27 (63.0%) power plays it faced in the four games Brind’Amour missed in December. He finished the season tied for first among Carolina players with two shorthanded goals and five shorthanded points.

Along with his defensive contributions, Brind’Amour finished 2006-07 ranked second among all Hurricanes skaters and 24th in the NHL with 82 points, led the team and ranked tied for 14th in the NHL with 56 assists and ranked fifth on the team with 26 goals. The Ottawa, Ont., native scored nine power-play goals and added 21 power-play assists to rank tied with Hurricanes leading scorer Ray Whitney with 30 power-play points.

This year’s winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy will be honored at the 2007 NHL Awards Television Special on Thursday, June 14 in Toronto. Anaheim’s Samuel Pahlsson and New Jersey’s Jay Pandolfo were also named as finalists for the 2006-07 Selke Trophy.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
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11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60